22 CANADIANS IN @marchmadness
— Josh Millican (@Josh_NPH) March 14, 2021
Finally, after a year hiatus, March Madness is back! After a season that saw a record 158 Canadians crack NCAA Divison One rosters, 22 have advanced to the postseason.
The tournament will take place exclusively in the state of Indiana. It starts March 18th with the first four and will conclude April 5th in Lucas Oil Stadium at the championship game.
One Canadian whose team expects to be there is Andrew Nembhard of Gonzaga whose Bulldogs have the tournament’s number one overall seed for the first time in school history. Other Canadians on teams with real final four hopes are Keon Ambrose-Hylton and Joshua Primo of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe is sure to see a lot of air time on TSN as his teammate Cade Cunningham is the favourite to go number one overall in the NBA Draft. A Canadian who is expected to join Cunningham in hearing his name called in the draft is Oregon’s Chris Duarte whose #7 seed Ducks could be a fun sleeper.
Regardless of how these Canadians and their teams do, it’s just a blessing to have March Madness back.
Below is a list of every Canadian who will take the court in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
|Name||School||Region/Seed||Who/What Day They Play|
|Keon Ambrose-Hylton||Alabama||#2 Seed in the East||Iona (Saturday)|
|Keeshawn Barthelemy||Colorado||#5 Seed in the East||Georgetown (Saturday)|
|Jahvon Blair||Georgetown||#12 Seed in the East||Colorado (Saturday)|
|Maurice Calloo||Oregon State||#12 Seed in the Midwest||Tennessee (Friday)|
|Max Cheylov||UC Santa Barbara||#12 Seed in the West||Creighton (Saturday)|
|Brandon Cyrus||UC Santa Barbara||#12 Seed in the West||Creighton (Saturday)|
|Okay Djamgouz||Drake||#11 Seed in the West||Wichita State (Thursday)|
|Chris Duarte||Oregon||#7 Seed in the West||VSU (Saturday)|
|Zach Edey||Purdue||#4 Seed in the South||North Texas (Friday)|
|Quincy Guerrier||Syracuse||#11 Seed in the Midwest||San Diego State (Friday)|
|Nathanael Jack||Florida State||#4 Seed in the East||UNC Greensboro (Saturday)|
|Matey Juric||Drexel||#16 Seed in the Midwest||Illinois (Friday)|
|Elijah Lufile||Oral Roberts||#15 Seed in the South||Ohio State (Friday)|
|Liam McChesney||Utah State||#11 Seed in the South||Texas Tech (Friday)|
|Sean Miller-Moore||Grand Canyon||#15 Seed in the West||Iowa (Saturday)|
|Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe||Oklahoma State||#4 Seed in the Midwest||Liberty (Friday)|
|Andrew Nembhard||Gonzaga||#1 Seed in the West||Norfolk State/Appalachian State (Saturday)|
|Eugene Omoruyi||Oregon||#7 Seed in the West||VSU (Saturday)|
|Gabe Osabuohien||West Virginia||#3 Seed in the Midwest||Morehead State (Friday)|
|Olivier-Maxence Prosper||Clemson||#7 Seed in the Midwest||Rutgers (Friday)|
|Joshua Primo||Alabama||#2 Seed in the East||Iona (Saturday)|
|Victor Radocaj||Eastern Washington||#14 Seed in the West||Kansas (Saturday)|
|Sam Thomson||Colgate||#14 Seed in the South||Arkansas (Friday)|
|Aher Uguak||Loyola Chicago||#8 Seed in the Midwest||Georgia Tech (Friday)|